Lord, you are beautiful

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- Over the past week I have had a worship song stuck in my head, more specifically, one line: “O Lord, you’re beautiful. Your face is all I see.” (listen here) The text popped into my head and caused me to think through the... Continue Reading →

Psalm 151

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- The Lord is my shepherd,I shall not want.Psalm 23:1 These are the first of David’s well-known words. Written by a shepherd boy out in the wilderness, they talk about his very personal way of relating to God, using images he was surrounded by... Continue Reading →

ACF Presses on in Faith – Full-time Ministry

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- First of all, let’s pause for a moment to pray for this period of interregnum, giving thanks to God for all those who are shouldering the responsibilities of keeping our community together in worship. The Wardens have been working tirelessly. Their action reminds... Continue Reading →

Grace

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Skimming through next Sunday’s readings in order to prepare this meditation I did not choose:Philippians 3:4b-14 Maybe I would find a good topic in an Augustine quote? Surfing the internet I read the following: “Now there was, no doubt, a decided merit in the Apostle... Continue Reading →

A Provoking Tale

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- Once upon a time there was a girl. Being the oldest of four siblings she was very concerned about fairness and sticking to the rules. These character traits, together with her hot temper made for some feet-stomping, on-top-of her-voice-yelling and door slamming episodes... Continue Reading →

Ask not for whom the bell tolls

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- We have a small ritual in our house at the end of the day. At bedtime, I will sometimes say to the children „Ask not for whom the bell tolls…“they will then reply „..it tolls for thee.“ They will then go off to... Continue Reading →

A Carwash for your Soul

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- In my lifetime I have had the privilege of attending a vast variety of Christian Worship services. One thing that is said in many of these services and almost always in a liturgical church is the Lord’s Prayer. The latter part of the... Continue Reading →

What do you want me to do for you?

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- "What do you want me to do for you?"This question echoes throughout our everyday lives. Maybe you hear it from your children, your coworkers, family members, friends. To whom do you ask this question? Over the past few days this question has popped into my... Continue Reading →

Highlands (Song of Ascent)

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Meditation on a song of Hillsong United Highlands (Song of Ascent): Lyrics video here This song has touched our hearts for a while – long before COVID19 broke into our lives.It sings of the mountains and valleys of our lives, of the striving to experience... Continue Reading →

The Lord is my shepherd

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Looking up the readings for this Wednesday I saw that Psalm 23 was one of the selected readings. As this is one of my favourite psalms I couldn’t help but pick this to share with you. The psalm was written by David, a shepherd, who... Continue Reading →

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